Why is this page here and not on the WOA website?Recently the Westsail Owners' Association website was moved to a new server that would allow the site to be more easily updated and maintained. While the basic content was successfuly transferred into the new site, a new Forum was started from scratch and the old Forum was converted to a collection of 41 PDF documents.
Most of the Westsails are somewhere around 35 years old. They were well-built boats and most of the boats that were built are still sailing today... many half way 'round the world. But like all classic sailboats, they will all have problems over time, and most of the problems are relatively similar from boat to boat. There's a fair degree of likelihood that any problem that might come up has already been tackled by another owner. It's also fairly likely that the solution is buried somewhere in the archives of the Forum.
Long ago, I started downloading and archiving the entire Westsail.org website, with periodic refreshes. I did this mainly because I wanted a localized version of the site that I could access while cruising remote corners of the world, with limited access to the Internet. Perhaps the biggest benefit, however, has been the major improvement in my ability to search more than 11,000 posts efficiently.
It's likely that the old forum data could have been integrated with the new application, creating one contiguous and searchable source of information. But this would have required substantial programming and data manipulation and the decision was made by the WOA to take the current course. I therefore created this application as a means to preserve the seven years worth of resources that I consider to be incredibly valuable information for current and future Westsail owners. I hope you find it as useful as I have.
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Thread: "2009 Pacific NW Rendezvous"
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2009 Pacific NW Rendezvous
Any info about the 2009 Rendezvous? Pt. Townsend? I need to know if I need to practice the "Westsail Blues" chops........Pleasant Breezes, Mark "BelleFiore" #561 flushdecks rule!!
This year's hosts are George & Bonnie of Albion, but the basic info is Aug 28-29-30 at Point Hudson again.
And yes on the music -- it was a treat last year!
George and Bonnie haven't posted yet, but I've had an email from them confirming that they're hosting on the dates Julie notes above, and will post the announcement soon. PNW Rendezvous 2009 is on! Thanks so much George and Bonnie for stepping up this year.
2009 Pacific Northwest Rendezvous
Point Hudson Marina in Port Townsend, WA
48° 6.96' N, 122° 44.88' W
The dates will be: August 28 - 30.
The skipper & boat names will be added to our group's list at the marina as they come in, so each skipper can call and directly pay their fees and get their slip assignment. We have a block of ten slips reserved at this time, but they will only hold them until June 1st. All the slips are $1 per foot.
Hosts: George Berman & Bonnie Lenk
W43 #34 Albion
Phone: (206) 794-7706
The tentative schedule of events:
Friday, August 28: arrivals as tides & winds decree (?) .
Dinner at a local restaurant. We will need numbers for the group.
Saturday, August 29 -- we have a room ashore reserved at the marina for meeting.
08:00 Coffee and Donuts -- We'll also have some great WOA shirts and things for sale. Visit with other boaters, schedule your mini-survey with Bud Taplin from Worldcruiser Yacht Co.
14:00 to 17:00 Gather at the meeting room. Bring your pictures, stories, or lessons learned for the group to enjoy. Have your pictures on a CD/DVD or VHS tape. We will have a computer/projector and a computer. Does anyone need a VHS projector?
18:00 Potluck dinner ashore followed by some more great boating stories. A kids movie & games for the younger set will be available too.
Sunday, August 30
Coffee and Donuts. 8:00? 12:00. Breakfast at one of the many restaurants or bakeries downtown.
Afternoon - Visit boats/show off your boat. Visit downtown. Bon voyages to Sunday departees.
Monday, August 31
Coffee and Donuts. 8:00
For anyone coming without a boat:
Driving/coming by ferry from Whidbey Island: The Port Townsend/Keystone route puts you right downtown! They will still be running a smaller than normal ferry, so driving on will probably involve some serious lines. The reservation system is supposed to be up & running soon -- check out the state ferries website as soon as you know your plans if you expect to bring a car using this ferrry. If you want to come as a walk on but need a pickup from the ferry let us know & we can try to work something out.
From points south coming across the Hood Canal Bridge:
Port Townsend is another 25 miles via Hwy's 104 and 19 once you cross the Hood Canal Bridge . PT is roughly 40 miles by car from Kingston or 55 from Bainbridge Island. From Sea-Tac, it's a good several hour drive, or there is a shuttle. Summer Friday night traffic can be a bear with any of these routes?so it's best to plan your travel for late morning/mid-day.
Lodging -- there are several options for lodging in the immediate area. A good resource is www.ptguide.com. A few of the closest, walkable places are: The Commanders Beach House (www.commandersbeachhouse.com), The Swan, or The Bishop Hotel. Hudson Point also has RV/camp sites on the point adjacent to the marina. These are reservable at the marina contact number above. Making reservations for any lodging early is advisable. There is a local shuttle bus that makes getting around from most of the area lodging pretty easy.
Port Townsend's Point Hudson marina docks & facilities are home to the NW Maritime Center/Wooden Boat Foundation, plus it's Chandlery/bookstore, and a few of its various wooden boats? Brion Toss Rigging, and Carol Hasse's sail loft, and Pygmy Kayaks are also located right there. With the marina located at the foot of downtown Port Townsend, there are plenty of walking, shopping, and dining opportunities close by. For those preferring to walk beaches, the other direction can take you to Point Wilson and Fort Worden State Park and the Strait.
Hope to see you there.
Bonnie & George
(Message edited by admin on March 30, 2009)
What time of year are the rendezvous usually held? I won't be able to make it this year since I'm deployed to Iraq. I am looking forward to attending next years rendezvous.
W43 #33 Sweet Cheeks
The routine has been the last weekend before Labor Day for a number of years now. Location is the host's choice, so check here for that info in the spring.
Stay safe over there!
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU !!! to George & Bonnie (Tiuli) for their work and efforts putting on the Pacific Northwest Rendezvous 2009. The event was very well organized and with 17 or so boats with their proud owners showing up there was plenty to see and share. This was a good one and a great reason to get our boats out on the water.
THANKS AGAIN. Lee Perry W32 Patience